Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) January 5, 2018 – While the president of the Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia), Aurelio Martínez, warns of the lack of industrial and logistical land near the ports managed by the institution, large multinationals that attract foreign business continue to settle in the territory near Barcelona.
The US e-commerce multinational Amazon started last October to distribute packages from the logistics centre in the Barcelona town of El Prat. The construction of the new infrastructure has meant an investment of €200 million ($240.4 million) and the creation of 1,500 permanent jobs within a period of three years.
In addition, Carrefour has launched a logistics warehouse in the logistics activities zone of the port of Barcelona. Among the last investments are also those of the FedEx, as well as Noatum Logistics and Alfil Logistics.
The former president of the port of Barcelona, Sixte Cambra, has ensured that the capital increase of the Barcelona logistics activities zone takes place at an ideal time in the logistics market and is of strategic importance because “it will provide all the necessary resources to undertake the growth and consolidate the zone”. Meanwhile, the port of Valencia continues to be unable to offer guarantees to multinationals on the eve of starting its northern expansion.
Source: El Mercantil Valenciano
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